Senior Manager, Connectivity Software Ecosystem


Austin, TX, USA Remote

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 14

What you do at AMD changes everything 


At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible. We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 


Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results. It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.  If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.


Senior Manager, Connectivity Software Ecosystem


The Role:

The Senior Manager, Connectivity Software Ecosystem is a high visibility leadership role and a key trusted advisor to client business leadership of AMD. The individual will have the opportunity to utilize their experience and expertise to lead AMD’s strategic partner engagements through all product lifecycle phases.


Key Responsibilities:

The primary objectives of this role are:

  • Lead strategic ecosystem initiatives in connectivity software (e.g. WLAN, Bluetooth, WWAN stacks and middleware), enabling best-in-class PC platform connectivity experience based on AMD technology
  • Collaborate with AMD cross-functional teams (engineering, product management, segment marketing, sales, customer engineering) to drive ecosystem initiatives forward  
  • Own software product planning through the phases of: technology pathfinding and readiness; partner due diligence and selection; establishing approved POR; and onto a solid path for execution and launch
  • Support general manager in developing strategic vision with short- and long-term tactics that enable long term revenue growth
  • Collect and analyze relevant market intelligence from multiple sources
  • Own business relationships with key connectivity software suppliers, including roadmap management, escalations, and operational reviews.
  • Market research and interaction with key customers to understand market trends and product requirements


Preferred Experience:

  • 10 yrs of high-tech product management, project management, and strategic planning experience
  • Strong understanding of the PC connectivity software market – apps, middleware, drivers, ecosystem players
  • Deep familiarity with notebook PC platforms and one or more of the following areas: Windows and/or Linux OS fundamentals, driver/app development; networking frameworks and stacks (e.g. WLAN; Bluetooth; WWAN (LTE, 5G).
  • Experience with working on several simultaneous projects and taking them from definition to delivery and adoption
  • Effective program management skills to collaborate with and lead very large groups of stakeholders across a diverse range of projects

The Person:

The desired candidate must -

  • Be self-motivated, able to prioritize work and perform job functions with minimal supervision
  • Have a strong executive-level presence
  • Be a hands-on leader, willing to roll up sleeves and dive into details
  • Be a big picture thinker with the ability to scale
  • Be collaborative and team-oriented, with the ability to influence and the confidence/skill to constructively push back when challenged
  • Be a clear, concise, and effective communicator who can discuss complex topics and issues in a straightforward manner with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Have a passion for innovation, comfortable defining a path forward in the face of ambiguity.

Academic Credentials:

  • B.S. and/or M.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Master’s degree in Business from a top-tier university is a plus



  • Austin, TX
  • #LI-CJ1

Requisition Number: 149662 

Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 

Job Function: Other Engineering  


Benefits offered are described here.


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